Simon Maid­ment is a media-based artist with a prac­tice that often involves col­lab­o­ra­tion, cura­tion, and writing.

He founded Satel­lite Art Projects in 2008, having in 2006 received Aus­tralia Coun­cil fund­ing to research com­mis­sion­ing mod­els, meet­ing with a range of organ­i­sa­tions across the United Kingdom.

He has unique expe­ri­ence in devel­op­ing and man­ag­ing large con­tem­po­rary arts events across mul­ti­ple venues and pub­lic spaces, recently as Visual Arts Coor­di­na­tor of Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val (2008, 2009 & 2010), and Project Man­ager of Rapt! 20 Con­tem­po­rary Artists from Japan, and Mak­ing Space: artist run ini­tia­tives in Vic­to­ria.

He was Direc­tor of West Space from 2005 to 2008, over­see­ing sub­stan­tial organ­i­sa­tional growth and devel­op­ment, while pre­sent­ing a local pro­gram and a suite of six inter­na­tional projects.

In 2009 he was invited by the Aus­tralia Coun­cil to attend the Venice Bien­nale as their guest, and to run a series of tours for sup­port­ers of the Aus­tralian component.

He is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Ideas, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne with a research focus of curating artistic practices that can be thought of as ‘context responsive’.

Simon Maidment joined the National Gallery of Victoria in June 2013 as Curator of Contemporary Art.